Main Dojo

Dojo Etiquette

  1. Bow to the center of the mat when you enter.
  2. Bow to the center of the mat when you exit.
  3. Keep a respectful posture on the dojo.
  4. Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor with students lining up in descending grade order.
  5. Classes end with a formal bow to the instructor and then to the picture of Carlos Gracie Senior.
  6. During Class, when the instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit in seize.
  7. For safety reasons, if you are late sit by the side of the mat and wait for the permission from the Professor.
  8. For safety reasons, if you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must ask permission from the Professor.
  9. Bow to your partner before and after practice.
  10. Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
  11. Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
  12. Do not belch inside the dojo.
  13. Keep finger and toe nails short for everyones safety.
  14. All students must wear the official Gracie Barra uniform. The uniform pants and top must be the same color.
  15. It is mandatory to wear a t-shirt or rash guard underneath the Kimono.
  16. The Kimono must be washed at least once a weekly. A dirty kimono is a sign of disrespect.
  17. The Kimono must be worn at all times.
  18. When tying the Kimono, face the wall.
  19. The belt is represents your progress. Keep it on.
  20. Refer to Black-Belt Instructors as “Professor” and to Carlos Gracie Jr. as “Master”.
  21. All metal objects, jewelry, piercing, neckless or other such items should be removed.
  22. No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  23. No Cell Phones in the dojo area.